It’s a good food (and news!) story. Food Matters Manitoba is pleased to announce that we have joined Community Food Centres Canada’s Good Food Organization program to showcase our commitment to offering impactful community food programs based in principles of health, empowerment, and respect. With 73 other Good Food Organizations and several Community Food Centres across the country, we are working towards a healthy and fair food system.
Launched in 2014, the Good Food Organizations program offers access to tools and resources, customized training, attendance at CFCC’s annual Food Summit, and chances to network and promote shared priorities. By working together through a set of shared principles, this important initiative connects Food Matters Manitoba to like-minded and progressive organizations across the country that are using food to tackle problems of poor health, inequality, hunger, and poverty.
At Food Matters Manitoba, we believe that every Manitoban should have good food to eat. We all know food is important. Through our work with communities we can see community members coming together around food through harvesting, preparing and sharing with others.
“We launched this initiative to provide support and inspiration to dozens of organizations across the country — community health centres, food banks, community markets, etc. — that are doing grassroots food work. We want to promote the idea that this work is worth doing and worth supporting, and that it can have a huge impact on people’s health and well-being,” said Kathryn Scharf, VP National Programs forCommunity Food Centres Canada. “We want to amplify these voices and program outcomes to build a national case for an investment in healthy food for all.”
The Good Food Organizations initiative operates in alliance with Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC).
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